Saturday, July 15, 2006
"When a church doesn't take itself seriously, neither do its members. It is hard to believe that as recently as 1960, members of mainline churches — Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans and the like — accounted for 40% of all American Protestants. Today, it's more like 12% (17 million out of 135 million). Some of the precipitous decline is due to lower birthrates among the generally blue-state mainliners, but it also is clear that millions of mainline adherents (and especially their children) have simply walked out of the pews never to return."
- Charlotte Allen, Catholicism editor for Beliefnet, blogger and the author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus."
Friday, July 14, 2006
Sony Pulls "Racist" PSP Ad Amid Heavy Criticism
Even Democratic Voters Have Their Doubts About Hillary
MySpace Is Now The Top Website In The Country
Valedictorian Sues High School For Cutting Off Her Christian Speech
Giuliani Says He's "Seriously Considering" A Run For President In '08
Liberals Use Dead Americans As Campaign Props
What's So Bad About Karl Rove?
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The latest stunt by the liberal loons to smear Ann Coulter just doesn't wash:
NEW YORK Jul 10, 2006 (AP)— The syndicator of Ann Coulter's newspaper columns rejected allegations that she had lifted material from other sources, saying a review of the work in question turned up nothing that merited concern.
"There are only so many ways you can rewrite a fact and minimal matching text is not plagiarism," Lee Salem, editor and president of Universal Press Syndicate, said Monday in a statement.
"Universal Press Syndicate is confident in the ability of Ms. Coulter, an attorney and frequent media target, to know when to make attribution and when not to."
The New York Post and the Web sites Raw Story and the Rude Pundit have cited numerous passages in Coulter's syndicated columns and in her current book, "Godless," that appeared to resemble text from other sources. The Post relied upon a software program, iThenticate, designed to catch plagiarism.
Last week, the Crown Publishing Group, which released "Godless," also dismissed questions about Coulter's work, calling them "as trivial and meritless as they are irresponsible."
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
According to an Internet news-site posting, former Blink-182 star Tom Delonge has now spoken out in public about his doubts concerning the official version of the events behind the September 11, 2001 attacks.
He also reportedly declared his belief that the attacks were an inside job, not just the work of "a bunch of people who just learned to fly planes." And Delonge should know, after all he was lead singer for Blink-182, a southern Californian punk/pop quartet noted for their fart jokes, running naked in videos and two US Billboard number-one albums, which includes their 1999 album "Enema of the State" (an album that infamously featured a porn star on its jacket cover).
"We do know that the buildings came down in a fashion extremely similar to a controlled demolition of a building," said Delonge. "We do know that expertise that is needed to fly those gigantic planes into that exact location could never have been achieved by someone that just learned how to fly a small plane."
He also charged, regarding the failure of NORAD to enact standard operating procedure and intercept the planes, that "Cheney knew that the planes are coming in and he capped the order to leave it alone so it could hit. It's so weird how our own government did it to us."
Yeah, because you know, Bush and Cheney just planned the whole thing, and amazingly were clever enough to get the entire government to say nothing about their plans to kill more than 4,000 people on 9/11 and take over the world. All for oil, Halliburton and Texas of course. Because as the liberals constantly remind us Dick Cheney is the one who really pulls the strings in the White House. Cheney, the man behind the evil Halliburton (which by the way one noted liberal by the name of Michael Moore has stock in), failed to stop the planes from crashing into the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon as part of the sinister plot to control the world's oil.
Now either we save the world and put a quick stop to that evil Cheney guy or Tom Delonge may be forced to shut his stupid trap up and stick to his music. Tough choice.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Can't think of any other reason liberals would be fuming so much at a church's replica of the Statue of Liberty with a cross in her hand, in of all places, the Bible Belt.
As the congregation of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church looked on and its pastor, Apostle Alton Williams, presided, a brown shroud much like a burqa was pulled away to reveal a giant statue of the Lady, but with the Ten Commandments under one arm and "Jehovah" inscribed on her crown.
And in place of a torch, she held aloft a large gold cross, as if to ward off the pawnshops, car dealerships and discount furniture outlets at the busy corner of Kirby Parkway and Winchester that is her home. A single tear graced her cheek.
It was not clear if she was crying because of her new home, her new identity as a symbol of religion or, as the pastor said, America's increasing godlessness.
But although big cheers went up from the few hundred onlookers at the unveiling, and some people even wore foam Lady Liberty crowns bearing Christian slogans, she was not universally welcomed.
Most of the customers at the Dixie Queen food counter near the church viewed the statue as a cheap bid for attention, said Guardia Nelson, 27, who works there.
"It's a big issue," Nelson said. "Liberty's supposed to have a fire, not a cross."
Elena Martinez, a loan officer visiting Memphis from Houston, said her family was speechless at the sight.
"The Statue of Liberty has a different meaning for the country," Martinez said. "It doesn't need to be used in a religious sense."Of course, for liberals "freedom of speech" only applies if it matches their warped world view. Anything else is "hate speech." How convenient. No wonder they don't occupy the White House, run Congress or run the Senate.